Link to article By Sveta McShane ON Aug 07, 2015 From the earliest plays and novels, artists have created mediated experiences for their audiences to entertain, teach and expand perspectives. The best of these have catapulted audiences into magical worlds and deep into the lives of the characters inhabiting those worlds. Now, virtual reality […]
by cdixon on January 24, 2015
published at Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://docubase.mit.edu/uncategorized/the-limits-of-virtual-reality-debugging-the-empathy-machine/ Through this experience, the designers and their collaborators hope to build empathy in participants. This impulse is widespread in virtual reality, an increasingly … (Link to) MIT paper
Virtual reality film takes viewers inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan By Erica Swallow May 7, 2015 Clouds Over Sidra Directed by Gabo Arora and Barry Pousman United Nations’ first VR film pushes the bounds of empathy (Link to)
This is a TED Talk about film maker Chris Milk’s efforts to use Virtual Reality as a tool for increasing compassion and empathy.